Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Upper Southampton fire crews worked late Monday night extinguishing a fire that spread from a fire pit.
Flames from a fire pit in the backyard of Surrey Road "spread only slightly" late Monday night and took about 15 minutes to extinguish, a fire official told Patch. Southampton Fire Co. No. 1 Chief Tom Brown said the fire, which began after 11 p.m. Monday in the Burgundy Hills development, originally started in an outside fire pit and spread from its original location. The fire could have been prevented altogether. "The take away for residents is that Upper Southampton Township has an ordinance that prohibits open burning regardless of the container," Brown said. According to the township's ordinance pertaining to the restrictions on open burning, "all fires shall be tended by a competent adult person until such fire is extinguished, …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Looking for a job? These businesses in the Upper Southampton area are hiring.
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Check out these local jobs posted recently around town and online at Careerbuilder.com and Craigslist.org. Click on the job title to view the posting. (Editor's Note: Job listings were posted between May 16 and May 19, 2013; some positions may have been filled.) Extended Stay America: Housekeeping Attendant Robert Half Legal: Legal Secretary Robert Half Finance & Accounting: Entry-level Accountant Kelly Engineering Resources: Commodities Manager Pitt Ohio: FT Sprinter Driver Publicis Touchpoint Solutions: Pharmaceutical Representative Berkadia: Mortgage Account Manager Physicians Endoscopy: Accounting Director Metals USA: Sales Assistant / Office Assistant Edward Jones: Branch Office …
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Check out the most-read stories on Upper Southampton Patch this week.
The Centennial School Board hired Michael Johnson as its new principal for Klinger Middle School. The Centennial School Board this week voted to conduct a feasibility study of its administration building with the goal of determining the best use for the 78,830-square-foot building. A lotto ticket worth $900,000 in the Monday drawing was sold at the Giant on Street Road in Warminster. B & E Jewelers in Southampton specializes in custom designed jewelry.
Find the cheapest gas in Upper Southampton.
The national average for self-serve gas has increased for 10 straight days to the highest price in more than a month, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. The national average this for a gallon is $3.588, up 4.9 cents from last week, but still about 14 cents lower than a year ago. But according to the report, the year over year difference will likely continue to fade due to higher crude oil prices and refinery maintenance that decreases supply. In Bucks and Montgomery counties, gas prices went up 5 cents since last week, making the average price $3.530, that’s .3 cents less than a month ago and 25.9 lower than last year’s prices. The Pennsylvania average retail price for a gallon of self-serve actually went down1.4 cents from last week $…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Nearly two dozen painters will display their works of art inside Tamanend Park's Carriage House as part of the annual art show on Saturday.
Watercolors and pastels and acrylics, oh my! Tamanend Park will be teeming with artistic treasures, ranging from greeting cards and hand-painted silk scarves to prints, framed artwork and matted pieces painted by about 22 area artists, during Saturday's annual art show, according to Upper Southampton painter Linda Ritter. The exhibit and sale is slated for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Carriage House and is being held in conjunction with–but separate from–the Tamanend Park flea market. "This is just for us," Ritter said of the art show, which features works created by Just Painters, a group that meets and creates in the Ivyland studio of long-time art teacher Miriam Warfield. "Some people come for the herb sale and see us and come in ... Some …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
More than two dozen vendors, plus local artists and herb garden sales are planned for Saturday at Tamanend Park.
The weather could determine if Andy Pickford registers a dozen more vendors for Saturday's Tamanend Park flea market, or just holds steady with the 26 who already signed up to sell their wares. "Usually this week is when I get a lot of the vendors," said Pickford, vice president of the Friends of Tamanend ParkThey always base it on the weather. Usually they’ll call later in the week." And that's OK with Pickford, who said "we have plenty of room" to accommodate more than the 26 vendors registered so far. Besides vendors selling wares ranging from CDs, household items and more, the Friends will be selling food and beverages with proceeds benefitting various Tamanend Park beautification and maintenance projects. "We don’t really look at …
Monday, May 13, 2013
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Saturday, April 13, 2013
Here are the top stories from Upper Southampton Patch this week.
Below is a list of the most-read stories on Upper Southampton Patch for the week ending Saturday, April 13. To read more about a particular story, click on the link provided. Approximately 15 separate incidents of thefts from cars were reported over a three-day period in Southampton. Several properties were up for auction Friday, including two from Upper Southampton. Upper Southampton Police report a theft from a residence as well as three unrelated arrests. In the market for a new job? Check out these Southampton-based businesses that are currently hiring. The library is also accepting donations for its used book sale. Log College Middle School will receive an new roof, while Klinger Middle School's roof will be patched over. The repairs…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
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Contractors at the work site said the demolition crew is expected to arrive next week. Upper Southampton Police issued citations in two separate incidents last week. Check out Upper Southampton Patch's top 10 stories for the month of March. The bridge will officially reopen in early April, according to PennDOT. 'High Score' is being pitched as a project on kickstarter.com.